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A Sentence Simplification System for Improving Relation Extraction

Abstract · Mar 27, 2017 11:15 ·

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Arxiv Abstract

  • Christina Niklaus
  • Bernhard Bermeitinger
  • Siegfried Handschuh
  • André Freitas

In this demo paper, we present a text simplification approach that is directed at improving the performance of state-of-the-art Open Relation Extraction (RE) systems. As syntactically complex sentences often pose a challenge for current Open RE approaches, we have developed a simplification framework that performs a pre-processing step by taking a single sentence as input and using a set of syntactic-based transformation rules to create a textual input that is easier to process for subsequently applied Open RE systems.

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